Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME) is a voluntary group within the Labour movement that campaigns for peace and justice in the Middle East, with a specific focus on international law and human rights.
Achieving justice for the Palestinian people remains one of the most pressing international issues of our time and one that has waited too long for a resolution. In line with overwhelming international consensus and as enshrined under international law and in UN resolutions, LFPME supports a two state solution that creates a viable and contiguous Palestinian state which delivers justice and freedom for the Palestinian people. LFPME also supports and campaigns for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state by the UK Government as reflected in the motion passed by the House of Commons in October 2014.
We work with Labour MPs in Parliament to help keep them up to date on the situation in Palestine and the Middle East as well as to ensure these issues are raised regularly in Parliament. We also work to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine through: participation in political conferences, speaking engagements, events in Parliament, producing briefings and promotional material, campaigning on key issues, hosting cultural events, and organising delegations for parliamentarians to witness the reality of the situation on the ground.